If you want to hear about local history from local people, then this is the podcast for you. Tales from Tyburnia is a community history podcast in which host, Chris Gunness, chats to people on the Hyde Park Estate about their experiences of living here. What brought them here and how do they contribute to building a sense of community? Tune in and discover the local historian within you!
Chris was at the BBC for 25 years before working as a Communications Director for the United Nations in the Middle East. He is now a full time podcaster and journalist.
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- Episode 4: Joe Porter – Paddington Station
Joe Porter, the Station Interface Manager at Paddington Station, reveals some of the day-to-day dramas at one of Britain’s great Victorian institutions and looks ahead to where Paddington is going in the twenty first century, as Crossrail and the completion of the redevelopment of the concourse loom.
- Episode 3: Tony Heywood, former head gardener Hyde Park Estate
Tony Heywood, former head gardener for the Church Commissioners on the Hyde Park Estate sets out a vision for the responsible use of gardens and squares on the estate, and introduces us to the ‘conceptual gardens’ he creates with his wife and collaborator, Alison Condie. Their work can be seen on their website www.heywoodandcondie.com. Photo: Anne Purkiss
- Episode 2: Roger Burton – life on the Estate from the 1950s onwards
Roger Burton recounts growing up on the Hyde Park Estate as a young boy in the 1950s and his experiences from then until the present day.
- Episode 1: Kirsty Nye – Ross Nye Stables
Kirsty Nye talks about moving to the Hyde Park Estate from Australia and her father setting up Ross Nye Stables.